The new 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is already one of the hottest vehicles to ever come out of Stuttgart. Apparently, ever since planning of the return of the Gullwing started back in 2006, a Black Series version was always in the cards. Come 2013, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series will go into limited production, reports AutoCar.
Adding 50 percent to the standard SLS AMG’s price tag, the Black Series version will be a hardcore version of the supercar with more power. While the SLS AMG’s 6.3L V8 engine already makes an outstanding 571-hp and a peak torque of 479 lb-ft, the Black Series model will be retuned to make 600-hp with a maximum torque of 500 lb-ft. 0-62 mph will be cut down to 3.5 seconds (from 3.8 seconds) and top speed will be increased from 197 mph to 208 mph.
“We”re not at the limit with what”s out there the moment. There”s still a good deal more to come from the engine,” says AMG engine boss Friedrich Eichler. “We”re saving the best until last.”
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– By: Omar Rana